Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Statistics show the storm’s immense strength


But that’s not the only measurement that illustrates the storm’s immense strength — or the threat it poses to those in its path.

Here are some statistics that show how powerful Mangkhut is:

  • At its peak on Wednesday, Mangkhut became the strongest storm of 2018, with wind speeds of 285 kph (180 mph).
  • Typhoon-force winds stretch for 270 kilometers
  • (168 miles), which is the distance between Paris and Brussels.

  • Tropical storm-force winds are expected to extend all the way south to the Philippines’ capital, Manila, and as far north as Taiwan.
  • On the Philippines’ island of Luzon, more than 30 million people are expected to face tropical storm-force winds.
  • More than 4 million people are in the path of the most destructive typhoon-force winds in northern Luzon.


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